Operations Challenge Community

The community shall develop, promote, and conduct activities demonstrating the skills and knowledge of water professionals. The community is responsible for coordinating the competition activities at the Annual Conference.

The Operations Challenge Community coordinates the industry's premier professional skills competition. Held annually at WEFTEC, the event recognizes excellence in wastewater operations. The community develops and revises the competition protocols that demonstrate the span of skills necessary for contemporary water quality professionals. The event exposes participants to emerging practices and products in a competitive, educational, and social atmosphere. One of the five events is revised each year, making the event dynamic and always exposing the teams to new concepts, products, and procedures. Operations Challenge provides a venue that cultivates leadership qualities, for a group that may lack access to more traditional networking and professional development opportunities. It engages this audience more effectively than any other program in the sector.

Participating teams must be endorsed by their Member Association. Most member associations have a qualifying event to determine their representatives at WEFTEC. The community facilitates these events by arranging equipment procurement with our corporate partners, volunteer recruitment, and administrative assistance.

Chair
Jeff Sober, 2022 - 2024
Tel: 214-883-6263
Email: jlsober@garverusa.com

Vice-Chair
Kim Furry, 2022 - 2024
Tel: 419-234-4507
Email: kim.furry@cityhall.lima.oh.us  

Staff Manager
Steve Harrison
Phone: 703-684-2400,ext.7715
Email: sharrison@wef.org

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